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Poster: smgarcia Date: Oct 31, 2008 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How do you store your shows?

I don't know how you guys can burn all your shows to CD...I would require maybe about 1000 CD's? I would have to do the math but each CD holds 70 min, I have 420 shows, a total of about 43 days (which is 62,000 minutes), so I would need 62,000/70 = 890 CD's. That's ridiculous.

Why not store them as .mp3, high bitrate, on DVD? You can store a whole lot more.

BTW, right now I have all of mine on two HD's.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 1, 2008 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How do you store your shows?

been downloading for 5 years
1000 : 5 = 200 cds per year
200 : 365 = 0.547 cds per day

if u use dvd and lose it, u lose much more

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Poster: DireWharf Date: Nov 1, 2008 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How do you store your shows?

If high-bitrate mp3's are satisfactory for you (and they are for me), I'd say storing the mp3's on DVD's is most definitely the way to go. You can get 40 hours or so of 192Kbps VBR mp3's on a standard DVD.

fireeagle says "if u use dvd and lose it, u lose much more" -- but the thing is, if u use dvd, you can easily afford to make, like, 3 or more copies of each DVD and store them in different places.

Probably needless to say, hard drives always fail. It's not a matter of if; it's just a matter of when. Nobody knows how long home-burned DVD's are going to last, but if you make a few copies and store them reasonably well, you're sure to have at least one good set when the word goes around that they may be deteriorating soon -- at which point you'll be able to copy them to another storage device.

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Poster: LostSailorRecordings Date: Nov 1, 2008 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How do you store your shows?

Master copies stored on both digital media and Western Digital External HDD's. The HDD's, when filled, are then hermetically sealed, and stored. I have run HDD's in raid configuration for redundancy of information, but the drives fail at normal intervals due to constantly being powered-up and spinning. Plugging in an external, and writing to it, and then disconnecting it seems to have the safest and most secure answers to storage, but I am willing to listen to the perfect answer!
Remember Maxell UDXL-90's...?

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Nov 1, 2008 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How do you store your shows?

A DVD half-life is the same as a CD half-life in this case. I'm just curious. You can't play DVD's in a CD boom-box, but for most people (but not all) they listen to their music on the computer or iPod.